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Saturday, April 23, 2011

EASTER SUNDAY QUOTES

The Christian faith without the resurrection is meaningless. It would be a dead religion, of no significance. The resurrection is a testimony of the faith which was once delivered to the saints. Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which is the cornerstone of the Christian faith. The date of Easter varies according to the lunar cycle and the spring equinox, although it generally occurs between March 22 and April 25. These inspirational Easter quotes from famous authors and theologians reveal the power and beauty of Easter Sunday.



To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ || Bernhard Langer


The greatest adventure in life – knowing God – begins at the Cross of Christ and ends with a “hallelujah” || David Jeremiah


We live and die; Christ died and lived! || John Stott


It is the hour to rend thy chains,
The blossom time of souls || Katherine Lee Bates


The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world.  Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice.  But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice || Henry Knox Sherrill


Could life so end, half told; its school so fail?
Soul, soul, there is a sequel to thy tale!
|| Robert Mowry Bell


Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless || Charles M. Crowe


Let every man and woman count himself immortal. Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection. Let him say not merely, “Christ is risen,” but “I shall rise || Phillips Brooks


The stars shall fade away, the sun himself
Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years;
But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth,
Unhurt amid the war of elements,
The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds || Joseph Addison


But from this earth, this grave, this dust,
My God shall raise me up, I trust || Walter Raleigh


The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances || Robert Flatt


Easter is not a time for groping through dusty, musty tomes or tombs to disprove spontaneous generation or even to prove life eternal. It is a day to fan the ashes of dead hope, a day to banish doubts and seek the slopes where the sun is rising, to revel in the faith which transports us out of ourselves and the dead past into the vast and inviting unknown || Author unknown


Thou art the Sun of other days.
They shine by giving back the rays || John Keble, The Christian Year: Easter Days


And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here || St Augustine


Once more to new creation Awake,
and death gainsay,
For death is swallowed up of life,
And Christ is risen today! || George Newell Lovejoy


Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;
Death is strong, but Life is stronger;
Stronger than the dark, the light;
Stronger than the wrong, the right… || Phillips Brooks, “An Easter Carol”


Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time || Martin Luther


God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress || Robert South


See the land, her Easter keeping,
Rises as her Maker rose.
Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,
Burst at last from winter snows.
Earth with heaven above rejoices…  || Charles Kingsley


Easter so longed for is gone in a day || James Howell


Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life || S.D. Gordon


Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there || Clarence W. Hall


On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer || Douglas Horton


The story of Easter is the story of God's wonderful window of divine surprise || Carl Knudsen


Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals || Charles M. Crowe


Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness || Floyd W. Tomkins


A happy and a glorious Easter will this one be to all of us who get a new vision of the risen Christ, and prostrate ourselves in humble adoration at His feet, and cry out: "Rabboni! Rabboni!" Then shall we set our hearts, lifted into a new atmosphere, on things above, and reach an actual higher life. We shall know more of what it is to live by Christ, in Christ, for Christ, and with Christ, till we reach the marvelous light around the throne in glory || Theodore Ledyard Cuyler


This Easter-time brings us the assurance that when He comes and shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God, believers who sleep in Christ and those then living will be caught up together to meet Him in the air, and all will be, as in the twinkling of an eye, transformed and transfigured and possessed of bodies as perfect and as glorious as His own and in these glorious and resplendent bodies we shall reign and rejoice forever || E.P. Goodwin


I think of the garden after the rain; And hope to my heart comes singing, "At morn the cherry-blooms will be white, And the Easter bells be ringing! ||  Edna Dean Procter


Dating from Easter, life took on a newness which made it a different kind of life not known before - life that will not be content until all the world comes alive. Despair is death, and despair faded from the minds of men who believed. Fear is death, nd fear no longer invaded the still hours. Cowardice is death, and cowardice ceased to be a part of those who knew Easter || Glenn H. Asquith


Easter is not a time for groping through dusty, musty tomes or tombs to disprove spontaneous generation or even to prove life eternal. It is a day to fan the ashes of dead hope, a day to banish doubts and seek the slopes where the sun is rising, to revel in the faith which transports us out of ourselves and the dead past into the vast and inviting unknown || Unknown


Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song ||  Pope John Paul II

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